Video: Gyan relishing Mensah reunion at Sunderland

Published on: 01 September 2010

Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan is looking forward to being reunited with national team captain John Mensah at their English club Sunderland.

Record signing Gyan is hoping to usurp his Mensah as one of the chief jokers in the Sunderland dressing room.

This comes a day after the forward completed a record move to the Premier League side for just over £13m.

The 24-year-old is certainly a character, as shown when he bounded into the media room at the Academy of Light for this exclusive interview.

See video of Gyan arrival at Sunderland and Bruce's thoughts below

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As part of his first chat as a Sunderland player, Gyan revealed he can't wait to be reunited with international team-mate John Mensah.

The pair have played together for a number of years for Ghana and were team-mates for a matter of ten days at Rennes.

And they already have a great relationship with Gyan pledging to unleash some practical jokes on Mensah, who he describes as a "great man".

"Quite unfortunately, when I joined Rennes he left only ten days later to sign for Lyon," Gyan said.

"I have already met him here and I have played with him in the national team for over seven years.

"He is like a big brother to me and is always advising me. He is a great guy off the field as well as on it.

"He is a joker - he knows me well and I am a joker too, a big one.

"We joke together a lot when we are in the national team. The atmosphere here is very important to me."

Comments

  • Don carlos
    says: 9 years ago
    Wow!!! great move baby jet.wishing u all the best.
  • T- Wayo
    says: 9 years ago
    Indeed i have always admire babyjet even when many soccer fans turned aganist him, he stood on his grounds and now see the exploits and the glory dat has bestow on him. Asamoah i wish u all best in ur newly found club.
  • WABONZY
    says: 9 years ago
    It has always been my prayer that my babyjet joins the EPL. Now i wish him the best of luck at Sunderland
  • baya
    says: 9 years ago
    he will be key contendant in the goal king post
  • georty
    says: 9 years ago
    kep ya head up bro, u'll surely see light at the end of the tennel. kep glittering
  • RAF
    says: 9 years ago
    IS A GREAT MOVE FOR GYAN,AND WE ALL WISH THEM A GOOD SEASON IN ENGLAND
  • RAF
    says: 9 years ago
    I WISH THEY WILL GET REGULAR PLAY TIME THERE
  • Evans Baffour A
    says: 9 years ago
    Baby Jet u can make it go to the EPLand make ghanaian's proud.
  • OKYEMAN
    says: 9 years ago
    This is the result when u put country first b4 club he is no more babyjet, he is afitherjet